Switched (Trylle #1)by Amanda Hocking

Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)Paperback

 Includes a bonus story “The Vittra Attacks”
318 pages
Published January 3rd 2012
by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published July 12th 2010)
When Wendy Everly was six years old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. Eleven years later, Wendy discovers her mother might have been right.  She’s not the person she’s always believed herself to be, and her whole life begins to unravel—all because of Finn Holmes.Finn is a mysterious guy who always seems to be watching her.  Every encounter leaves her deeply shaken…though it has more to do with her fierce attraction to him than she’d ever admit.  But it isn’t long before he reveals the truth:  Wendy is a changeling who was switched at birth—and he’s come to take her home.Now Wendy’s about to journey to a magical world she never knew existed, one that’s both beautiful and frightening.  And where she must leave her old life behind to discover who she’s meant to become…

This edition includes the bonus story “The Vittra Attacks”.

This Book Contains: Violence, Child Swaping, Death, Magic and Romance.
My Thouths:

This is the first book that I have ever read didn’t make them horrible monsters.  I could almost see this as true because she surrounds this book with realism along with the fantasy.  I just fell in love with this book and the characters.

My favorite character is probably Mat.  I just loved him as the caring older brother.  Then there is Finn and his strong beliefs and his warrior skills.  Then you had Wendy who was a complete outsider.  I love how strong a character she is.  She has this very tragic parentage but she is still very grateful for the family and friends she does have.  I found her to be a very believable character.

I love Disney fairy tales and this has a similar feel to it.    You get the whole stolen princess who comes home type feel but then you have this huge twist.  First the home-coming might not be so happily ever after, the wicked stepmother may not have been so crazy and the prince might not be a prince at all.  This is just so very good and I think it would appeal to a wide range of readers.  I think any one looking for uniquely written story will a lot of fairy tale-ish type eliminates will love this book.

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